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Ever wonder how librarians hone their recommendation skills? Sometimes, our librarians play a game we call the 6 Degrees of reading. The rules are simple: choose six books, each connected somehow to the book above it, with the last book in the list connecting to the first. Periodically, we like the results enough to share them with you.

This week: Chaos and Comedy! 

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THE DISASTER DIARIES
by Sam Sheridan
(2013)

There are a variety of ways that the world could be thrown into chaos and Sheridan has researched and acquired a variety of skills to help him survive almost any potential apocalypse. His lively and hilarious  style while still presenting disastrous scenarios is a wonderful mix.

LIFE AS WE KNEW IT
by Susan Beth Pfeffer
(2006)

A young woman takes charge of her life and her family’s lives as survival becomes increasingly difficult after the world is thrown into chaos when the moon is knocked out of its orbit.

LEAN IN: WOMEN, WORK, AND THE WILL TO LEAD
by Sheryl Sandberg
(2013)

Sandberg is a woman who has taken charge of her life and encourages others to do so by following their ambitions. She tells it like it is and strives to be an inspiration to women everywhere.

BOSSYPANTS
by Tina Fey
(2011)

Best known for her work on 30 Rock and SNL, Fey relates her life story in her own comedic way. She tries to emphasize that she’s just like the rest of us, while being a role model and an inspiration to all women.

IS EVERYONE HANGING OUT WITHOUT ME
by Mindy Kaling
(2011)

Mindy is an Emmy-nominated, comedy writer and actress, and uses this book to relate her life story in her own comedic way.

SERIOUSLY, I'M KIDDING
by Ellen DeGeneres
(2011)

Ellen has become one of the most popular daytime TV hosts, having won 31 Emmys. Her lively, hilarious, and upbeat style is engaging and enjoyable.

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